Emily Caldwell

Emily Caldwell

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Emily Caldwell

Emily Caldwell

StudentUnited Kingdom
About me
I am currently studying MA Textile Design Innovations at Nottingham Trent University, after working as a Home Design Stylist for John Lewis and graduating from a BA (hons) Contemporary Arts Practice (Specialised in Textiles) at Bath Spa University in 2015. Mindful and sustainable practices is very important to me. Mental and physical wellbeing is at the heart of my work and I have become fascinated with the psychology of colour to help evoke feelings of tranquility and empathetic love. These emotions are only two of many that enable us to have a sense of belonging, to allow for an authentic connection. During this pandemic, colour has never been more important to reduce stress, reconnect, and motivate people in very isolating and uncertain circumstances. The work I produce is symbolic and developed from an autoethnography research approach.
Projects
  • The Moth
    The MothMost commonly, moths are symbolic of death and the mysteries of the afterlife. Spiritually, death represents change, and the ending of something so that something else can begin. In many Native American cultures, they considered moths to be messengers from the spirit world, especially from those that have passed on. A moth, like butterflies, represents change and transformation. Since this insect always seeks light, it also means that you must search for the light which is present within each
  • Colourful Ice Landscape
    Colourful Ice Landscape"“When that light strikes the eye, it is converted into electrical impulses, this passes through the same part of our brain that processes our emotions.” - Karen Haller, 2019: 66 Appreciating that colour has the power to impact our mental wellbeing, this project uses colour philosophy to encourage feelings of tranquility and empathetic love. According to the mental health foundation 53-66% of the adult population feel better after going outside, and visiting green spaces. On Earth, the energy s
Projects credited in
  • We Are Creatives : Discover NTUs Graduate Showcase!
    We Are Creatives : Discover NTUs Graduate Showcase!Discover and celebrate the work of the School of Art & Design in their graduate showcase site : We Are Creatives
Work history
    John Lewis & Partners logo
    John Lewis & Partners logo
    Home Design StylistJohn Lewis & Partners
     - Nottingham, United KingdomFull Time
    V&A logo
    V&A logo
    Visual MerchandiserV&A
     - London, United KingdomFreelance
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Skills
  • Events
  • Visual Arts
  • Craft
  • Drawing
  • Multi-media Artist
  • Mixed Media
  • Customer Services
  • Design
  • Exhibition Design
  • Pattern Making
  • Sewing
  • Shows
  • Textile Design
  • Illustrator
  • Powerpoint
Education
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    MA Textile Design InnovationNottingham Trent University
    Nottingham, United Kingdom
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    BA(Hons) Contemporary Arts PracticeBath Spa University
     - Bath, United Kingdom
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